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Announcing the Release of Visual Studio 2013 and Great Improvements to ASP.NET and Entity Framework

Today we released VS 2013 and.NET 4.5.1. These releases include a ton of great improvements, and include some fantastic enhancements to ASP.NET and the Entity Framework.  You can download and start using them now. Below are details on...Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: August 26th, 2013

I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. You can view all the previous newsletters here. Here's the newsletter that I sent out August 26th. Show More Summary

Chrome for Windows 8 Takes on Chrome OS-like Look and Features

Google has delivered an alpha version alpha version of Chrome for Windows 8 that is notable for how much it behaves like Chrome OS, Google's cloud-centric operating system. People have already been using Chrome on Windows 8, of course, but the new alpha version is optimized for Windows 8's Metro interface. Show More Summary

Do you miss MIX? Join us at AngleBrackets 2.0 in Vegas

Later this month we're doing AngleBrackets again, you may have heard. Last spring we had a blast with folks like Lea Verou, Denise Jacobs, John Papa, and myself. I miss the MIX conference. It was a fun web-focused conference with developers, designers, and web heads of all types. Show More Summary

Java Posse #429 - Newscast for Late August 2013

Java Posse #429 - Newscast for Late August 2013 Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com General Discussion Topics Soft / weak / phantom references http://www.rallydev.com/community/engineering/java-references-strong-soft-weak-phantom Guava...Show More Summary

Why You Should Be Concerned When a Consultant Says "That's Orthogonal"

I have heard several proponents of popular frameworks and methods excuse the lack of some key concept as "well that's orthogonal to the framework/method, but we expect you to put it in if you think it has value." In this case the word...Show More Summary

Mozilla Focuses on the Social App Experience with Firefox OS

These are still very early days for Mozilla's Firefox OS mobile platform, but the company is making some ambitious moves around its new operating system. It's now banking on a new social app store experience to make a difference, which may be a good move, because apps are a big part of why users choose a mobile platform. Show More Summary

Most awesome people to follow, the #ale13 version

Here are some of the awesome people that I have met at #ale13 and you should follow on twitter: Angel Medinilla: a super energetic Agile consultant from Spain who is an Aikido practitioner (trend with Agilists?) He is a great conversation partner and I expect great things from his work. Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: August 5th, 2013

I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. You can view all the previous newsletters here. Here's the newsletter that I sent out August 5th....Show More Summary

Java Posse #428

Roundup ‘13 - Devops and Culture Change Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Extra thanks to D.J. Hagberg for the excellent and complete show notes. - Netflix " Freedom & Responsibility " - Every team can organize as they choose - "Firemen" who get paged when system goes down. Show More Summary

Attending to Teams is Important

One of the most powerful tools for improving software development is to create more effective teams. Every method and every framework – Agile, Scrum, XP, waterfall, the various flavors of Kanban[1] – depend on it. This short series of blog posts address the importance of effective teams for fully functioning lean software development. Show More Summary

Free, Open Music Tools for Producers, Players and Listeners

Opensource.com has a very thoughtful, extended piece up on the present and future of open source music. It delves into whether new kinds of listeners and distribution models can create a brand new future for open source music, or whether they're already creating meaningful change. Show More Summary

Embracing my inner geek and fandom: Nine Worlds

In February, I backed a Kickstarter campaign for a new conference event called Nine Worlds Geekfest – an event which promised to be a first-of-its-kind mixed genre gathering of geeks, sci-fi fans, gamers, cosplayers and (as you can read...Show More Summary

Our Updated Guide to Getting Started with GIMP for Graphics

If you've been workin  on improving your skills with digital graphics, you may already use GIMP, one of the very best open source graphics applications. GIMP is so powerful that it can be daunting for new users, so we regularly update our collection of accessible, free resources for learning GIMP and making using it easier. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 9, 2013

Hey, it's HighScalability time: 25%: Percentage of North American Internet Traffic served by Google Quotable Quotes: Aristotle: We must not expect more precision than the subject-matter admits. Bret Victor: Technologies change quickly and minds change slowly. Show More Summary

Framework Myopia

Disclaimer: I could have named this framework/method/process myopia, but that seems a bit redundant.  So don’t infer I mean to pick on any Agile approach that is a framework over one that is called a method or a process.  I am just using the word framework generically. Show More Summary

Java Posse #427

Roundup ‘13 The Puppet Ecosystem Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Recorded at the Java Posse Roundup in Crested Butte, CO Configuration Management Tool (open source) : Puppet Chef CFEngine Using Puppet/Chef...Show More Summary

My interview on the origins of NoFlo - Henri Bergius

Here is a video interview of me talking about the origins of NoFlo, the flow-based programming environment for JavaScript: You've seen short pieces from this in the NoFlo Kickstarter video, but most of the material is new. This was shot...Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: July 2nd, 2013

I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. Fight me. You can view all the previous newsletters here. You can sign up here to the Newsletter of Wonderful Thingsor just wait and get them some weeks later on the blog, which hopefully you have subscribed to. Show More Summary

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